"In the beginning...

…there was passion, manifested as doodles of airplanes in the margins of school textbooks and paper planes all over my bedroom. During my childhood, I devoted a good deal of my time at our family farm in the distant town of Kortezubi in the Basque Country. My favorite activity was to pretend my grandfather's old tractor was a starship and get it ready for "takeoff". The desire to fly and to do it with imagination was merely ingrained in me.

Unfortunately, I was a horrible student, and many naysayers shattered my hope of becoming a pilot, and I began believing that I would never achieve my dream. One day, I read the following quote by Henry Ford: "When everything seems to be going against you... remember that airplanes take off against the wind, not with it," and I realized, just like airplanes, I could go against all the odds and achieve my dream. My mindset changed, and I was fueled by the desire to prove them wrong; I moved to the United States to seek better opportunities and pursue my passion."

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My experience in the industry

"As soon as I arrived to the United States, I began searching for ways to finance my flight training; as all of you know, it is not cheap. Fortunately, I was awarded the James C Ray Scholarship to fund my flight training and the Lorenzo Walker Full Tuition Scholarship towards earning my A&P. Currently, I am a Corporate Pilot and Flight Instructor with over 2500 hours and have worked for about three years as an aircraft mechanic. Apart from flying and working on planes, I started an aircraft brokerage firm and created Aircraft Broker Academy to help others become successful aircraft brokers and start their own businesses." 

- Alexander Bengoechea (founder & Instructor)

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Introducing Tom Lelyo

Just like me, Tom Lelyo is passionate about aviation and helping people reach new heights. He is a Profesional Jet Broker and Top producer in the #1 Brokerage in the world in 2021 & 2022. He has personally brokered almost 100 private jet sales transactions amounting to over $20M+ in gross sales. Tom will teach you about marketing, cold calling, scripts, follow-up, how to handle objections, and much more. Aircraft Broker Academy is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to start your own brokerage. Still, for those who thrive in a team environment by purchasing the ABA & Jet Life Bundle, you will gain the unique opportunity to work alongside Tom and the Jet Life Team. Please schedule a call for more information about joining the Jet Life Team

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